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Gulf War - Wikipedia
The Gulf War was an armed conflict between Iraq and a 42-country coalition led by the United States.

Persian Gulf War | Britannica
The Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War (1990–91), was an international conflict triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait to acquire the nation’s large oil reserves, cancel a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expand Iraqi power in the region.

Persian Gulf War: Dates & Operation Desert Storm - HISTORY
The Persian Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm or the First Gulf War, began in 1991 after President Saddam Hussein of Iraq ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in...

Persian Gulf War summary | Britannica
Persian Gulf War, or Gulf War, (1990–91) International conflict triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990.

The Gulf War (article) | 1990s America | Khan Academy
The Gulf War started on August 2, 1990 when the forces of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded oil-rich Kuwait. Hussein hoped that Kuwait's oil reserves would help to pay off the massive debt Iraq had accrued in its recent war with Iran, as well as give Iraq significant bargaining power as the gatekeeper to Middle Eastern oil. 1.

Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - Wikipedia
The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait began on 2 August 1990 and marked the beginning of the Gulf War. After defeating the State of Kuwait on 4 August 1990, Iraq went on to militarily occupy the country for the next seven months. [16] .

Gulf War | National Air and Space Museum
The Gulf War, also known as the Persian Gulf War, was an international conflict that occurred as a result of Iraq invading Kuwait in 1990. The war lasted from 1990-1991 and prompted a large response led by the United States and the United Nations.

The Gulf War, 1991 - Office of the Historian
The Gulf War, 1991 At the end of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980–1988, Iraq emerged with its state intact and a reinforced sense of national pride, but laden with massive debts. Iraq had largely financed the war effort through loans, and owed some $37 billion to Gulf creditors in 1990.

The Gulf War | FRONTLINE | PBS
The Gulf War. Marking the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, FRONTLINE investigates what really happened during the invasion of Kuwait, the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war...

Coalition of the Gulf War - Wikipedia
On 29 November 1990, the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 authorized the assembly of a multinational military coalition to fight against Iraq in the Gulf War. The coalition's purpose was to liberate Iraqi-occupied Kuwait by "all necessary means" if Iraq did not withdraw by 15 January 1991.




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